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Thompson Road Preserve Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Preserve for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

Irish Oaks Restoration Workday

Irish Oaks Nature Preserve 19017 Lincoln Rd., Harvard, IL

These workdays are hosted by our extraordinary steward, Margee Pieper, who has been a vital part of the successes at this site. Under her thoughtful leadership, the history and beauty of Irish oaks is finally revealed for everyone to enjoy. Location for this workday is yet to be determined but if it's not too hot we'll probably be working to clear the […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

Lynda Clayton Preserve Restoration Workday

Lynda Clayton Preserve 4908 N. Waltshire Ln. (nearest address), McHenry, IL

We hope you can join us at Lynda Clayton, a 13 acre mosaic of sedge meadows, and marshes, with some invasive shrubs mixed in. We hope to be able to burn this site in the future but first we need to clear a fire break around the property. Last year, we teamed up with staff […]

Thompson Road Preserve Restoration Workday

Thompson Road Farm 9505 Thompson Rd., Bull Valley, IL

Join Bruce Killips at Thompson Road Preserve for a day of woodland restoration! TLC partnered with Bull Valley to purchase and protect this property as a natural area. It's made up of mostly wet sedge meadow and woodland habitats that are in need of invasive management. The oak woods is roughly 35 acres and heavily infested with buckthorn, […]

Crowley Oaks Restoration Workday

Crowley Oaks Woods 18725 Crowley Rd., Harvard, IL

Join Larry for another restoration adventure at Crowley Oak Woods! Restoration has been occurring on this 80 acre tract since the winter of 2020 and we're making excellent progress clearing the brush from the highest quality areas of the preserve. We conducted our first prescribed burn here this spring and the ground layer has responded in a really positive way! We'll […]

July Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners

Arrowleaf Prairie Farm 6710 McCullom Lake Rd., Wonder Lake, IL

An event intended for women farmers and farmland owners to join other women to share ideas, stories, and expertise on how to manage the land you love. This Learning Circle will focus on topics such as starting a farm business and how to focus on personal and climate resilience. Special guests include: Betsy Zarko, Arrowleaf […]

$5

CANCELLED – Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

Nippersink Public Library 5418 Hill Rd., Richmond, IL

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

Free

Tryon Grove Restoration Workday

Tryon Oaks Woods 6519 Oak Hill Dr., Richmond, IL

Tryon is nearly 40 acres and made up primarily of wetland and oak woods. Now that we've finished clearing the brush along the woods eastern edge we'll continue working towards the interior. There are still several big mulberries to remove and enough buckthorn, honeysuckle, and bittersweet to keep several sawyers busy so come on out […]

Yonder Prairie Restoration Workday

Yonder Prairie 1100 S. Rose Farm Rd., Woodstock, IL

Come on out for this TLC restoration workday at our gorgeous Yonder Prairie! This workday is hosted by two cool lady stewards, Carol and Melissa. Thanks to their selfless devotion to the site, Yonder is looking more and more like the natural landscape it once was. Don't miss this opportunity to see Yonder in full […]

Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

Harvard Diggins Library 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard, IL

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

Free